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The Inspire Hackathon was held in Kampala Uganda in spring 2020.  The hackathon started in March and it concluded on 6th May. The event was attended by more than 200 registered hackers from 42 countries.  The hackathon was organized in 10 teams addressing 10 challenges that covered agriculture, food security, desert locust, citizen science, traffic and more. We are happy to share the...

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This team aims to demonstrate several options for meteorological data exploitation for the needs of African farmers. During previous INSPIRE Hackathons, we worked on an Agroclimatic map of a selected region, on a tool alerting farmers about forecasted severe weather conditions or on a Climatic Services for Africa. Within the challenge for Kampala INSPIRE Hackathon there is an idea of how to...

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Several important questions have been raised regarding the process and features of hackathon. I've asked Karel Charvat - the godfather of the Inspire Hackathons -  to provide his responses. He has a long experience on different kinds of hackathons and he has been the key person to lay the principles and values of the Inspire Hackathon movement.    1.      ...

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This is a description of Challenge No. 2 of the Kampala INSPIRE Hackathon 2020 led by Jiří Kvapil, Emmanuel Okalany, Maureen Agena, David Martin Amitu, Francis Otto and Jacob Kato from Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) based at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, Petr Uhlir, Tuula Löytty, Dimitrij Kozuch, Filip Leitner, Jan Vrobel. ...

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